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KPMG SA Leadership

Nhlamu Dlomu: Chief Executive Officer

Nhlamu was previously KPMG South Africa’s Head for People and Change. She is a highly experienced partner with extensive client experience leading significant transformation in the Financial Services and other industry sectors in South Africa and overseas. She has over 17 years’ experience in management consulting, and management roles gained mainly in organisational development and human resources across various
industry sectors.

As a former HR Executive for one of the largest banks in South Africa, Nhlamu’s experience spans culture transformation, change management and other people management practices. 

Granville Smith

Executive Director: Head of Advisory

Granville was previously the KPMG South Africa Internal Audit Managing Partner, leading a team of more than 300 professionals. He has more than 25 years internal audit experience, of which the last 15 years have been in senior management capacity.

His industry experience and specialisation includes higher education, financial services and consumer markets. He oversees the KPMG Global Internal Audit Training Portfolio and previously was a member of the task team updating the global KPMG Internal Audit Training methodology. Granville is currently the
lead partner for KPMG’s Higher Education Sector in South Africa.

During 2015 he was elected to KPMG Southern Africa Policy Board. Granville was selected to take part in the Chairman’s 25 programme for 2015. This programme aims to develop KPMG leaders across the globe. Annually, the KPMG Global Chairman selects participants across the globe to participate in this programme jointly hosted by KPMG and Insead Business School.

Makgotso Letsitsi

Executive Director: Head of People

Makgotso was previously Head of Advisory at KPMG in South Africa and member of the Executive Committee and the Policy Board. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) with 18 years’ professional experience. As Head of Advisory, she was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the function and executing that strategy, including providing leadership and creating an enabling environment for business success.

Prior to this, she spent 13 years as a Partner in Management Consulting specialising in the project and programme management of complex and large scale business transformation initiatives. Makgotso assisted clients embarking on large strategic transformation initiatives by providing programme management advisory services to contribute to the successful implementation of their initiatives. This included the set up and operation of Programme Management Offices (PMO) and rendering related programme and project management support to clients and KPMG client teams.

She has also assisted clients wishing to improve their project management practices by conducting project management maturity assessments and devising recommendations and implementation plans for improved project management maturity.

Gary Pickering

Executive Director: Head of Audit

Gary is a partner within our Financial Services practice and lead our Investment Management practice in South Africa. His experience covers the provision of audit and advisory services to many large and medium sized investment managers, collective investment schemes, hedge funds and real estate funds, as well as insurance companies, over 28 years at KPMG.

He is a member of KPMG’s global Investment Management network, through which we are able to leverage our global thought leadership and insights for the benefit of our clients. He is also a member of KPMG’s Policy Board and am Chairman of KPMG’s Financial Statement Review committee. Previously he was the Managing Partner of the Cape Town office for 9 years until June 2016, where-after his responsibilities included the co-ordination of our delivery and targeting of our priority accounts in the Western Cape region.

Nosisa Fubu

Executive Director: Head of Markets

Nosisa joined KPMG in 2008 and was previously employed as the Managing Director of the South African Forensic practice and is also a member of the KPMG Board in South Africa. She is the responsible partner for Public Sector and operates in the broader government sector as well as private sector.

Nosisa qualified as a CA(SA) in 2003 and has been practising in the forensic sector for 16 years. She has been involved in various investigations relating to corporate fraud, regulatory investigations and computer investigations and analysis. She also manages investigations in both the public and private sectors. These clients include inter alia government departments, municipalities, state owned companies, mining entities, medical aid schemes. 

Joubert Botha

Executive Director: Interim Head of Tax

Joubert is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Joubert has been with KPMG since 1997. Subsequent to the completion of his training contract he was seconded to KPMG’s Birmingham office in the United Kingdom for a period of 3 months where he obtained valuable international experience. On his return from the UK he joined the tax practice of KPMG in 2000.

Joubert has extensive experience in company restructuring. He has also been involved in a number of VAT assignments at local authorities and provided international executive tax consulting services to various clients. Joubert has presented and provided numerous tax workshops, training and updates to clients as well as to KPMG internally.

Andrew Cranston 

Executive Director: Chief Operating Officer

Andrew has been appointed as the interim Chief Operating Officer. He is an immensely experienced partner who has operated in numerous countries. He is also the former CEO of KPMG in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and a former KPMG International COO.

Brian Stephens

Executive Director: Chief Risk Officer

Brian has spent the majority of his career working with large, complex, multinational banking and other financial organisations. He has considerable experience and is well versed in the wide range of issues faced by financial services companies and is a frequent speaker at financial services industry forums.

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